Motivated by the work of Jonathan Green and the hopes of their works being exhibited in a gallery, the third grade students at James J. Davis studied and painted their versions of Lowcountry life.
To prepare for their paintings the students closely analyzed the art of Jonathan Green, who is widely regarded as one of the most important painters of the Gullah culture and southern life. They charted elements that were characteristic of his work. They used these elements to sketch out ideas for their own work. Using watercolor paint they set their ideas to paper.
     Mary Mack, the owner of The Red Piano Too Art Gallery which is touted by Southern Living Magazine as “The Leading Folk Art Gallery in the Southeast,” graciously agreed to display the student’s renditions of Gullah life in the gallery alongside the regular collection. The gallery regularly displays an eclectic and unique collection of fine art, art prints, books, jewelry and other items relating to the Gullah culture. The work of Cassandra Gillens, Charles Desaussure, Diane Britton Dunham, Irene Tison, James Denmark and many other artists representing the Gullah culture can be seen in the gallery.
     In June the names of Adaiya Byas, Charleszetta Washington, Demarshay Robinson, Demetric Singleton, Destiny Gibbs, Elexcia Brown, Jahhad Robinson, Jasmine Byson, Jasmine Helton, Jordan Reeves, Kaeshonda Webb, Kari Hale-Bey, Kennedy Simmons, Kristen King, Kyra Owens, Lakenyah Mozingo, Makayla Wright, Princess Sharpe, Quannisha Fields, Robert Alston, Sydney Lucas, Tamia Rivers, Tyleeyah Hutchinson, Xzavia Bryan, and Xzavier Bryan were added to that list of exhibiting artists. The students were given a reception at the Red Piano Too Art Gallery on Friday, June 5, and the public turned out to  meet them.